50 years after the March on Washington, America is still brimming with disgraceful white people who have ruined Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and the legacy of that movement, Tom Scocca explains on Gawker:
Here is where white Americans failed themselves and their country. That image of the promissory note was too much for white people's greed and selfishness to accept. White people had defined themselves, as a race, by having the things that other people could not have. So the vaults of opportunity would not be opened, not without white people staging a run on the bank first. If the public schools had to educate black children and white children together, the white people would get out of the schools, declare war on the whole idea of public school. If black people could participate in civic life, white people would clear out of the cities. White people would revolt against paying taxes, against poverty relief, against food stamps, even.
A great read.